The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes
In November of 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made a decision that would undeniably change the future. For the first time anywhere in the United States, on May 17, 2004, same-sex marriages would be legal in the state of Massachusetts. But change would not come easily. Following this decision, public dissent induced the state legislature to consider an amendment that would take away the right just granted to lesbians and gays. SAVING MARRIAGE follows the turbulent, trying process of maintaining the court's original decision, of maintaining equality. The method to amend the state constitution in Massachusetts is somewhat convoluted, requiring two votes in the state legislature before the possibility of putting the issue on the ballot for public approval. Filmmakers Mike Roth and John Henning document the suspenseful votes, the critical elections, and the real people who this issue affects. Including interviews with lobbyists, politicians, organizers, and gay couples, the film explores the political, social, and personal implications of the right to marry and the possibility for change in America. – E.J.B.
Friday, March 23, 2007 at 4:45 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 1:45 PM
John Henning, Mike Roth
Mike Roth, John Henning
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